NextGen Initiative

Encouraging younger generations' passion for policy. Building on their understanding of the issues. Informing their efforts to change the world.

Photo collage of intellectually curious young people

RAND's NextGen Initiative aims to strengthen the connections between younger generations and today's most important public policy issues. The program focuses on:

Public policy icon, U.S. Capitol Building

Sparking Interest in Public Policy

Young people are passionate about the issues. We want to help deepen their understanding of how policy affects their lives.

Civic engagement icon, loud speaker

Fostering Civic Engagement

Young people want to make a difference. By building up their policy knowledge, we want to empower them to improve the world.

Creative storytelling icon, pencil with sparkles

Creative Storytelling

Young people are looking for inspiration. We're collaborating with creative partners on new ways to convey our research.

NextGen Builds on RAND's Vision for a Better Tomorrow

As a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization, RAND is a knowledge resource for decisionmakers of all kinds—from individuals and families to leaders and policymakers at all levels of society. Our experts tackle the world’s toughest challenges, including the decline of facts in America, what scientific evidence tells us about gun policies, and much more.

  • Artistic, abstract representation of data

    RAND Art + Data: Artist Residency Program

    Through RAND Art + Data, four artists will use RAND research as their inspiration for visual storytelling. The result: a novel form of data expression that challenges us to think differently about policy analysis.

Upcoming Activities

  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam at porttitor sem. Aliquam erat volutpat. Donec placerat nisl magna, et faucibus arcu condimentum sed.
  • Nunc ac luctus ligula, at ultrices arcu. Suspendisse elementum aliquet diam at ultricies. Curabitur dictum justo at egestas tincidunt. Cras ullamcorper nisl et magna faucibus tincidunt. Quisque rutrum tellus sed lectus congue, at rutrum sem feugiat. Nunc pulvinar nec metus posuere euismod. Vivamus gravida tempus sodales.
  • Praesent in ante nec nibh vulputate accumsan. In et vestibulum velit, sit amet tincidunt sem. Aliquam commodo quam dolor, eu mattis nisi ut. Pellentesque fringilla luctus luctus. In hac habitasse platea dictumst.
  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam at porttitor sem. Aliquam erat volutpat. Donec placerat nisl magna, et faucibus arcu condimentum sed.

For more information, please email nextgen@rand.org